When the Bottom Line Is Faithfulness

When the Bottom Line Is Faithfulness

Management of Christian Service Organizations
Thomas H. Jeavons
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/1994
ISBN: 978-0-253-11275-0
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This book contains invaluable reflections for managers of all types of Christian organizations." —Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

The book is most helpful in its analysis of Christian service organizations and its suggestions for their management." —Mennonite Quarterly Review

... this thoughtful and engaging book makes a major contribution to the study of the nonprofit sector and helps tackle the void that exists in the analysis of religious service organizations."—Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

This book provides the principles that can help religious service organizations foster good management and achieve their foundational goals.

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THOMAS H. JEAVONS is the Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion, Philanthropy, and American Culture

Part I: The Context of Religious Philanthropic Organizations: Historical, Societal, Theological, and Oraganizational Elements

1. Dimensions and Tensions of Philanthropy and American Culture
2. Philanthropy and Religion in America
3. "I Will Show You My Faith by What I Do": The Mandate for Combining Witness and Service
4. Religious Organizations as Organizations: A Theoretical Inquiry

Part II: The Management of Christian Service Organizations

5. Christian Service in Practice: A Study of Seven Organizations
6. Management of a Ministry: The Function of Management in Christian Service Organizations
7. Sustaining a Christian Organizational Culture and the Management of Human Resources
8. Fund-Raising and Resource Development: Securing Support for God’s Work
9. Leading and Planning: Executives’ and Board Members’ Roles
10. Toward a Philosophy of Management for Christian Service Organizations: Some Tentative Conclusions